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Medigram: October 9, 2014

Top Story

Ebola information clearinghouse now available
on Society’s website

Since the first case of the Ebola virus was confirmed in the United States, a number of state and federal agencies and organizations have worked quickly to provide information and resources about the virus and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to physicians and other health care professionals. Read more.

News Briefs

From the AMA: CMS to reopen meaningful use
hardship exemption

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the reopening of its Meaningful Use (MU) hardship exception application for physicians and hospitals to avoid the 2015 penalty. Read more.

Still time to register for Symposium 2014
Symposium 2014 is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to register for this valuable learning opportunity Oct. 19-21 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Now is the time to participate: Election Day less
than four weeks away

In the waning weeks before the gubernatorial election, incumbent Scott Walker (R) has a slight lead in the polls over Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Read more.

Applicability of caps in certain situations questioned
In a decision filed Friday, Oct. 3, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge questioned the applicability of Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in extreme situations. Read more.

Deadline to register for Wisconsin Operation Immersion 2.0
is Oct. 13

Wisconsin Operation Immersion (WOI) 2.0 is a three-day event being held Oct. 21-23 at Fort McCoy in Sparta that aims to provide health care professionals and community-based programs with a better understanding of military life. Read more.